We mock those reporters on TV that are doing the live-cross. ¬†You know, they get asked to stand in a storm ¬†while telling you not to go outside and stand in a storm.
But their job isn’t as easy as it looks. ¬†Especially during live broadcasts. ¬†
People who want their 5 seconds of fame will jump into the shot and act like idiots, loud cars will pass, planes fly overhead. ¬†It’s an environment they can’t control.
When you are live to hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of living rooms, you can’t really tell a video bomber to piss off. ¬†Here’s a clip of a reporter that coped with just such a situation really smoothly: